Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course (Qld)

Advanced Industry Training is an approved RTO for the delivery of the Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Officer course.  This course will provide Workplace Health and Safety Officers (WHSO) with the skills, knowledge and ability to perform their roles and functions under the WHS legislation including:

  • An understanding of the work health and safety legislation
  • An understanding of how it applies to the WHSO role and;
  • Knowledge and skills need to perform the WHSO role


Course Overview:

A person appointed as a WHSO by a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is required to undertake this training and receive a certificate of appointment as a WHSO as authorised by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, or have an equivalent qualification.

General functions of a WHSO include:

  • Notifying the PCBU about work health and safety matters
  • Identifying hazards and risks to health and safety at work and providing details to the PCBU
  • Notifying the PCBU about any incidents that have occurred at work or any immediate or imminent risks to health and safety of workers
  • Investigate, or assist an investigation, of any incidents that occur at work
  • Accompany and assist any WHS Queensland Inspector during an inspection of the workplace
  • Identifying work health and safety education and training opportunities for staff and liaising with the PCBU

Course duration:

Each participant must undertake 5 days of face-to-face training covering the core elements of the course.

An additional 1- 3 days training is required for the elective elements depending on which industry you are working in.  Three options for electives apply:

  • Services Industry (2 days)
  • Construction Industry (3 days)
  • General Industrial (2 days)

Some independent research may also be required to enable you to submit final assessments.


There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course however, participants must be at least 18 years of age.


On successful completion of the required elements, participants will receive a WHSO certification.  The certification is valid for 5 years.  This is not a nationally recognised course, however it is accredited through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Course fees:

Fees include all training resources and assessment materials.  Course fee is $950 per person.

Deliver locations:

This course is delivered in multiple locations.  Courses delivered in regional Queensland centres have a minimum of 5 enrolments for the course to go ahead.

Language Literacy and Numeracy:

This course is delivered and assessed in English only.  You are required to read comprehensive learning materials and complete a range of written assessments.  You may also be required to undertake independent research for written assessments.

If you are unsure if you have the required level of language, literacy or numeracy skills to complete this course, please contact the AIT Office on (07)4755 4222.



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